After adding the Hihome Plug-in Zigbee Gateway to your Hihome network, you can add various Zigbee sensors.
The PIR sensor can be easily mounted to any surface. It is advised to clean the surface before using the 3M tape to mount the parts. Please note: the sensor is designed for indoor use and is not waterproof. So when mounting outside, please make sure it will not get wet in any circumstance.
Any smart function or automation can be triggered by the detection of motion. For example turn off the light after a number of minutes without activity. Start an automation or send a notification to your phone when motion is detected
The battery life is up to 5 years or 150.000 activations. Set a low battery alarm to notify you timely to replace the CR2 battery.
A Zigbee-gateway is needed.
What about ZigBee wireless? This is a wireless protocol that also operates in the 2.4GHz band, like WiFi and Bluetooth, but it operates at much lower data rates. The main advantages of ZigBee wireless are
- Low power consumption
- Very robust network
- Up to 65,645 nodes
- Very easy to add or remove nodes from the network